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Radioactivity levels in the marine environment along the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Qatar.

Al-Qaradawi, Ilham; Abdel-Moati, Mohamed; Al-Yafei, Mohsin Al-Ansi; Al-Ansari, Ebrahim; Al-Maslamani, Ibrahim; Holm, Elis LU ; Al-Shaikh, Ismail; Mauring, Alexander; Pinto, Primal V and Abdulmalik, Dana, et al. (2015) In Marine Pollution Bulletin 90(1-2). p.323-329
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A study on (137)Cs, (40)K, (226)Ra, (228)Ra, and (238)U was carried out along the EEZ of Qatar. Results serve as the first ever baseline data. The level of (137)Cs (mean value 1.6±0.4Bqm(-3)) in water filters was found to be in the same order of magnitude as reported by others in worldwide marine radioactivity studies. Results are also in agreement with values reported from other Gulf regions. The computed values of sediment-water distribution coefficients Kd, are lower than the values given by IAEA. Measurements were carried out for bottom sediments, biota samples like fish, oyster, sponge, seashell, mangrove, crab, shrimp, starfish, dugong and algae. The 'concentration factors' reported for biota samples are below the levels published by... (More)
A study on (137)Cs, (40)K, (226)Ra, (228)Ra, and (238)U was carried out along the EEZ of Qatar. Results serve as the first ever baseline data. The level of (137)Cs (mean value 1.6±0.4Bqm(-3)) in water filters was found to be in the same order of magnitude as reported by others in worldwide marine radioactivity studies. Results are also in agreement with values reported from other Gulf regions. The computed values of sediment-water distribution coefficients Kd, are lower than the values given by IAEA. Measurements were carried out for bottom sediments, biota samples like fish, oyster, sponge, seashell, mangrove, crab, shrimp, starfish, dugong and algae. The 'concentration factors' reported for biota samples are below the levels published by IAEA and cause no significant impact on human health for seafood consumers in Qatar. (Less)
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  abstract     = {A study on (137)Cs, (40)K, (226)Ra, (228)Ra, and (238)U was carried out along the EEZ of Qatar. Results serve as the first ever baseline data. The level of (137)Cs (mean value 1.6±0.4Bqm(-3)) in water filters was found to be in the same order of magnitude as reported by others in worldwide marine radioactivity studies. Results are also in agreement with values reported from other Gulf regions. The computed values of sediment-water distribution coefficients Kd, are lower than the values given by IAEA. Measurements were carried out for bottom sediments, biota samples like fish, oyster, sponge, seashell, mangrove, crab, shrimp, starfish, dugong and algae. The 'concentration factors' reported for biota samples are below the levels published by IAEA and cause no significant impact on human health for seafood consumers in Qatar.},
  author       = {Al-Qaradawi, Ilham and Abdel-Moati, Mohamed and Al-Yafei, Mohsin Al-Ansi and Al-Ansari, Ebrahim and Al-Maslamani, Ibrahim and Holm, Elis and Al-Shaikh, Ismail and Mauring, Alexander and Pinto, Primal V and Abdulmalik, Dana and Amir, Amina and Miller, Mark and Yigiterhan, Oguz and Persson, Bertil R},
  issn         = {1879-3363},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {323--329},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Marine Pollution Bulletin},
  title        = {Radioactivity levels in the marine environment along the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Qatar.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.10.021},
  volume       = {90},
  year         = {2015},
}